The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 84 95 87
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 45 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.58% 0.92% 0.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.23% 3.68% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 11 6
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£390 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £275 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £21.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+52.38% -40.00%
Computer Science
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
722 625 535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.41% 24.99% 23.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 282 245
Average daily rate £363 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 25 33
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.94 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.58% -8.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.56 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £17.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.48 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.35% -2.50%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region.

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +4 21 £415 +38.33% 9
Aberdeen +21 10 £325 -
Renfrewshire - 9 £347 - 1
Glasgow -10 2 - - 11
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 3
Inverclyde - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - - 1
Dundee - - - -
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science.

1 69 (84.15%) Degree
2 21 (25.61%) Java
3 19 (23.17%) SQL
3 19 (23.17%) Windows
3 19 (23.17%) Finance
4 18 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (20.73%) Banking
5 17 (20.73%) Linux
6 16 (19.51%) UNIX
6 16 (19.51%) Perl
7 14 (17.07%) SQL Server
7 14 (17.07%) ITIL
8 13 (15.85%) Python
8 13 (15.85%) Firewall
8 13 (15.85%) jQuery
9 12 (14.63%) Security Testing
9 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
9 12 (14.63%) PHP
9 12 (14.63%) C++
9 12 (14.63%) Big Data
10 11 (13.41%) JavaScript
11 10 (12.20%) HTML
11 10 (12.20%) CSS
11 10 (12.20%) TCP/IP
11 10 (12.20%) VMware
11 10 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (12.20%) HTML5
11 10 (12.20%) CSS3
12 9 (10.98%) SC Cleared
12 9 (10.98%) Security Cleared

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.66%) Jetty
2 2 (2.44%) IIS
3 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.22%) TeamSite
3 1 (1.22%) LiveLink
3 1 (1.22%) CMS
3 1 (1.22%) Node.js
3 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (10.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.22%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.85%) Firewall
2 10 (12.20%) TCP/IP
3 7 (8.54%) VPN
3 7 (8.54%) SAN
4 6 (7.32%) NAS
5 4 (4.88%) IPsec
6 2 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.44%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.44%) WAN
6 2 (2.44%) SNMP
6 2 (2.44%) SSL
6 2 (2.44%) LAN
7 1 (1.22%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (1.22%) VoIP
7 1 (1.22%) DNS
7 1 (1.22%) LDAP
7 1 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.22%) Wireless
7 1 (1.22%) Intranet
7 1 (1.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 12 (14.63%) Big Data
3 4 (4.88%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.44%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.44%) MS Access
4 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.22%) Cognos Query Studio
5 1 (1.22%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 1 (1.22%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (1.22%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (1.22%) OLAP
5 1 (1.22%) MySQL
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.22%) DecisionStream
5 1 (1.22%) SQLPlus
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.88%) Selenium
3 2 (2.44%) MSI
3 2 (2.44%) InstallShield
3 2 (2.44%) AdminStudio
3 2 (2.44%) NCrunch
4 1 (1.22%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 19 (23.17%) Finance
2 17 (20.73%) Banking
3 4 (4.88%) Retail
3 4 (4.88%) Retail Banking
4 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.66%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (37.80%) Developer
2 12 (14.63%) Consultant
3 9 (10.98%) Front-End Developer
4 7 (8.54%) Software Engineer
4 7 (8.54%) Software Developer
5 6 (7.32%) Java Developer
5 6 (7.32%) Integration Engineer
5 6 (7.32%) Data Consultant
5 6 (7.32%) Technical Consultant
6 5 (6.10%) Tester
7 4 (4.88%) C# Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Junior Tester
7 4 (4.88%) UAT Tester
7 4 (4.88%) Junior
7 4 (4.88%) Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Monitoring Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.85%) jQuery
2 10 (12.20%) HTML
2 10 (12.20%) CSS
2 10 (12.20%) HTML5
2 10 (12.20%) CSS3
3 9 (10.98%) YUI
4 6 (7.32%) .NET
5 5 (6.10%) .NET Framework
6 4 (4.88%) Application Packaging
7 3 (3.66%) Guava
7 3 (3.66%) Apache CXF
7 3 (3.66%) JPA
7 3 (3.66%) Guice
7 3 (3.66%) Java EE
8 2 (2.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (1.22%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.22%) Android SDK
9 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.10%) Clustering
2 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.66%) CMDB
3 3 (3.66%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.44%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.44%) GIS
4 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.44%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.22%) User Experience
5 1 (1.22%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.22%) PMI
5 1 (1.22%) LIMS
5 1 (1.22%) Physics
5 1 (1.22%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.22%) CCTV
5 1 (1.22%) CESG
5 1 (1.22%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.22%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 19 (23.17%) Windows
2 17 (20.73%) Linux
3 16 (19.51%) UNIX
4 4 (4.88%) Solaris
5 3 (3.66%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.44%) Android
6 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (17.07%) ITIL
3 12 (14.63%) Security Testing
4 9 (10.98%) Time Management
5 7 (8.54%) Data Mapping
5 7 (8.54%) Test Automation
5 7 (8.54%) Product Management
5 7 (8.54%) Information Security
6 6 (7.32%) OO
6 6 (7.32%) Software Distribution
7 5 (6.10%) Software Engineering
8 4 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (4.88%) Configuration Management
9 3 (3.66%) OOP
9 3 (3.66%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.66%) Validation
9 3 (3.66%) Project Management
9 3 (3.66%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (2.44%) Pair Programming
10 2 (2.44%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.61%) Java
2 19 (23.17%) SQL
3 16 (19.51%) Perl
4 13 (15.85%) Python
5 12 (14.63%) PHP
5 12 (14.63%) C++
6 11 (13.41%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.10%) PowerShell
8 4 (4.88%) C#
9 3 (3.66%) C
9 3 (3.66%) VBScript
10 2 (2.44%) REXX
10 2 (2.44%) Tcl
10 2 (2.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 69 (84.15%) Degree
2 9 (10.98%) SC Cleared
2 9 (10.98%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (8.54%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (6.10%) HNC
4 5 (6.10%) HND
4 5 (6.10%) MCTS
5 4 (4.88%) MCP
6 3 (3.66%) CISSP
6 3 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.44%) OCPJP
7 2 (2.44%) CEH
7 2 (2.44%) SSCP
7 2 (2.44%) GIAC
7 2 (2.44%) Sun Certification
7 2 (2.44%) CCSP
8 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.22%) ISEB
8 1 (1.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (10.98%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.66%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.66%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.44%) Firmware
5 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (10.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (8.54%) Tivoli
3 6 (7.32%) SCCM
4 4 (4.88%) Netcool
5 3 (3.66%) SCOM
6 2 (2.44%) WSUS
7 1 (1.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.20%) VMware
3 7 (8.54%) HP
4 6 (7.32%) Citrix
5 5 (6.10%) Oracle
6 4 (4.88%) ArcSight
6 4 (4.88%) IBM
6 4 (4.88%) Veritas
7 3 (3.66%) BMC
8 2 (2.44%) CA
8 2 (2.44%) Symantec
8 2 (2.44%) Sun
8 2 (2.44%) Cisco
8 2 (2.44%) ClickSoftware Technologies
9 1 (1.22%) Sybase
9 1 (1.22%) SAP
9 1 (1.22%) Cognos
9 1 (1.22%) Open Text
9 1 (1.22%) Kofax
9 1 (1.22%) Informatica
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